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Braking with your left leg – how and why?

Braking with your left leg – how and why? - image

Braking with your left leg is a technique used to simultaneously use the brake and acceleration. This is to help weigh down the front axis in order to improve its grip.

When entering the road curve, we push on the gas pedal so that the car accelerates slightly. When we feel the front skidding, we push the brake pedal slightly, not letting go of the gas pedal. With this the car will regain its grip, while leaning slightly forwards. If we step on the brake too strongly, the front wheels will be blocked and, consequently, the car will spin around.